Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Good News!!!

So before I get to the good news, today was such a gorgeous sunny warm day, when I got home after work Trevor and I went for a walk in Bowring Park. This is a pretty little park here in the city that has nice walking trails and a duck pond, complete with 12 swans (yep I counted them)!! After being in a stuffy stale office all week, I really needed some fresh air in my lungs and a nice walk. Here are some photos from our walk.

Trevor taking photos of me taking photos of ducks and swans!!!

I love to take photos!

I love these type of ducks. They really widdle waddle and they have the cutest little feather curl down by their butts!

One of the 12 swans in Bowring Park.

I am a home owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! err well I still have to wait til next Thursday for the final closing, but if everything goes well I'll be a new first time home owner as of next week!!!!! wooopieeeeeeee!!!!!! I'm excited, nervous and scared all at the same time!!! People ask me how I feel, I saw I'm FINE... Freaked Out, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional!!! But other than that, all is good!

The other night Mum and I went to some of the local hardware stores such as Home Depot and Kent Building Supplies to look for paint chips. Mum will be moving to the 2 bedroom basement apartment. She is planning to retire soon and will enjoy her retirement being close to me. I have a good idea the colours I want for my house but I grabbed a pile of colour chips and colour booklets to get me thinking. Hopefully next weekend, we will go into the house and put the paint chips to the walls to see exactely what I want.

Now the challenge is to choose the right colours. This is just a few of the MANY more paint chips booklets I have!

The house is empty already both upstairs and down, so we will paint our spaces before moving in the furniture! I will be posting lots of photos during the whole painting and reno process and of course when all my things are moved in and we are settled away. Oooh the sewing I'll be doing the next few months!!!!!!!

oooh ooh and one important thing to note is that in the basement of my home there is going to be one kick ass (pardon the french) sewing studio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right now the rec room is in two rooms, but I'll be breaking down one of the walls to open it into one big room. I might not be able to do much renos on the place right away, but eventually I will work on it little by little. I want to put in a nice hardwood floor, find a nice paint colour (something nice and bright, I'm thinking a mustard yellow actually), and then really pretty it up with wallhangings and other projects! I want to make a big message board and design wall, and and and...ooooh my head is hurting from so many ideas I have going around in it! Hopefully by next year (possibly Fall 2010) I'll be able to offer private quilting courses.

After looking at paint chips we headed to one of our favourite stores, Chapters for a coffee and to look at some of the many books we would love to buy. In the end we sat down to coffees and I bought two of these quilting magazines!

These two magazines have some really cute projects in them and I can't wait to get started on them!

I'm figuring I'm going to be spending so much on the house the next little while, I might as well buy the magazines while I can. I will also be going to my own stash more than buying more! LOL I see lots of scrap quilts in my future!

With all that said, I still don't have the keys to the house, but hopefully if all goes well with the lawyer, I'll have those keys in my hot little hands next Thursday!!! Keep your fingers crosssed!!!

Quiltingly Yours


Patchmaker said...

Congratulations!!! Your new home sounds perfect!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats Andrea! Now the fun part begins, all the planning for the painting and decorating etc.

Debbe said...

Whooohooo! Good for you! Your first home is so exciting!!! and just think, now you can paint it any crazy color you want landlord!!!! Can't wait to watch the progress...enjoy it all!

limpingalong said...

How exciting! I know you will have fun, especially designing your sewing room.
I've always invisioned a big closet with a sliding "barn" door to cover the opening, and the door covered in something so it can be used as a design wall. Did that make sense? Well, I can just picture it in my head!

Sara said...

Congratulations! Have fun decorating and picking out colors!

Anonymous said...

congratulations, the feeling of your first home is an excellent feeling. enjoy